On 13 July 2011, the European Commission presented its proposals for the reform of the EU common fisheries policy and, on 2 December 2011, it proposed a new fund for the EU's maritime and fisheries policies for the period 2014-2020: the European maritime and fisheries fund (EMFF).
Communication on the reform of the common fisheries policy (CFP)
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions; Reform of the common fisheries policy COM(2011) 417
Proposal for a new regulation on the CFP
Proposal for a new regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the common fisheries policy COM(2011) 425
Proposal for a regulation on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 1198/2006 and Council Regulation(EC) No 861/2006 and Council Regulation No XXX/2011 on integrated maritime policy COM(2011) 804
The common provisions regulation
In the next programming period, to maximize the effectiveness of European Structural and Investment funds, (the ESI funds, including the financial instruments for cohesion policy, rural development and fisheries), the Commission has proposed the common provisions regulation ( COM (2011) 615 ). This regulation sets out a common set of basic rules for all ESI funds. This includes provisions concerning conditionality, performance review, arrangements for monitoring, reporting, evaluation and eligibility rules.
The EMFF provisions for the management and control systems and for financial management are aligned with those of the cohesion policy financial instruments (the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund and the Cohesion Fund). Those provisions are included in the common provisions regulation (see amendment below).
Additional information: European Court of Auditors report: Have EU measures contributed to adapting the capacity of the fishing fleets to available fishing opportunities?
Proposal for a new regulation on the Common Market Policy
Proposal for a new regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the common organisation of the markets in fishery and aquaculture products COM(2011) 416
Communication on the external dimension of the CFP
Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions on external dimension of the common fisheries policy COM(2011) 424
Report from the Commission to the European Parliament, the Council, the European Economic and Social Committee and the Committee of the Regions; On reporting obligations under Council Regulation (EC) No 2371/2002 of 20 December 2002 on the conservation and sustainable exploitation of fisheries resources under the common fisheries policy COM(2011) 418
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